Michael Hurley (footballer)
|Full name||Michael Hurley|
|Date of birth||1 June 1990|
|Original team||Northern Knights (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||#5, 2008 National Draft|
|Height/Weight||195 cm / 97 kg|
|Position(s)||Defender / Forward|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
A good junior cricketer and footballer, Hurley entered top-level football early, joining the Northern Knights in the TAC Cup. He was also selected in the All-Australian TAC Cup Team of the Year in both 2007 and 2008.
After a match-winning performance against Hawthorn, in which he scored four goals. Leigh Matthews said, "Very few young talls have the physical maturity to match it with their older and stronger opponents, which is why the brilliant early form of young Bomber Michael Hurley is quite amazing."
On 25 September 2009, Hurley was arrested after a drunken altercation with a taxi driver, after the driver demanded payment for the fare when Hurley asked him to stop at a fast food drivethrough. Hurley was later charged with multiple counts of assault; it is alleged that he punched the driver and kicked him in the groin.
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- Anderson, Jon (2 April 2009). "Michael Hurley's neighbourhood". Melbourne Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
- "Hurley becomes a Bomber". Essendon Football Club. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
- "VIC dominate draft". AFL Victoria website. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
- "Hurley wins rising star nomination". The Age (Melbourne, Victoria). 18 August 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
- "Hurley sidelined with broken wrist". Essendon Football Club. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
- "Hurley is the find of the season". Australian Football League. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
- "Hurley signs new five year deal". 22 March 2012.
- "Essendon player believed to be Michael Hurley arrested after altercation with taxi driver on Hoddle st". Herald Sun. Australia. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
- "Essendon Bomber Michael Hurley on Assault Charge". Herald Sun. Australia. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- "Michael Hurley statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
- "Michael Hurley of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". Retrieved 25 September 2012.
- Michael Hurley's profile on the official website of the Essendon Football Club
- Michael Hurley's statistics from AFL Tables